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homemade targets

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shooterjeff66, Dec 30, 2008.

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  1. possum

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    Landor,
    That is the exact way that i make my pvc target stands.

    I have also used wood in the past, but i needed something that would store easier, as well something that i could take more than one to the range in my little ford escape.

    as far as homade tragets themselves, i made a homeade 12ga target for training with my 870. it was essentially a 1"x3" with 12"x12" squares, 1" thick attached to it, for a total of 4, they work perfect for using with birdshot as long as you are at about 10yds +. The lasgt stand i made lasted me 200rds of birdshot. That is a preety good full day of training on the shotgun in my book.
     
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    Orange upside down marking paint. Paper Plates and a Coffee can with both ends cut out to shoot the paint through. Sometimes a piece of black duck tape to highlight the center.
     

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    I also have a stand that is very similiar to Landors. I have two pipes that come up higher that I put a rod through and slide on my homemade swinging targets. I also use the painted paper plates. Shotgun shells on a 2x4 work good, beer cans, old appliances. When i occasionaly make it into town, the girlfriend and I go to the salvation army and pick up cheap toys and stuffed animals to blow up. Or whatever else that can be had. Im currently working up some plans to build the steel targets like they use at the big competitions. Josh
     
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    Index cards with some sort of point of aim. They're really cheap
     
  5. possum

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    paper plates, and index cards, as well as sheets of paper are really good too as a few of you have pointed out. and i use them alot.

    BTW i updated my target stands that are made out of PVC pipe. I drilled a whole in the front and rear, for the additions of tent stakes, the 10" one form wal mart in the camping section. Itied them off to the frame for 2 reasons.
    1) So they will always be with the target stand, and 2 so i can anchor them down like a tent with extra force if ned be in higher than normal winds.
     
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    I use an old laundry basket. I stake it down through the holes on the side and put targets on the bottom. I've also set it upside-down and shot old water melons on it.:D
     
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